Plant Fibers

fiber Natural cellulose fibers originated from plants and trees such as cotton, flax, hemp, jute, ramie, kapok, coir, bamboo etc. are termed as Plant fibers

Properties of common manmade fibers

apparel fiber Manmade fibers are used everywhere for apparel, fabrics, home furnishing, industrial equipments, medical equipments, fire blocking, filtering, auto industry etc.

Manmade Cellulose Fibers

fiber Certain natural cellulose fibers are treated and re-produced for specific purposes. The famous fibers such as Viscose Rayon, Acetate etc. are produced by processing various natural polymers.

Manmade Protein Fibers

fiber Manmade protein fibers are produced by dissolving proteins like casein from milk, soya bean protein, and zein from corn in diluted alkali and forcing these solutions through a spinneret into an acid-formaldehyde coagulating bath.

Synthetic Fibers

fiber The synthetic man-made fibers include the polyamides (nylon), polyesters, acrylics, polyolefin, vinyl, and elastomeric fibers, while the regenerated fibers include rayon, the cellulose acetates, the regenerated proteins, glass and rubber fibers

Mineral and Metallic Fibers

fiber A number of fibers exist that are derived from natural mineral sources or are manufactured from inorganic and mineral salts. These fibers are predominantly derivatives of silica (Si02) or other metal oxides.

Fiber Process

air-jet-spinning fiber spinning From the field, seed cotton moves to nearby gins for separation of lint and seed. The cotton first goes through dryers to reduce moisture content and then through cleaning equipment to remove foreign matter. 

Sheep/Merino Wool Fibers

fiber Wool, common name applied to the soft, curly fibers obtained chiefly from the fleece of domesticated sheep, and used extensively in textile manufacturing.

Hair Fibers

fiber Hair fibers obtained from different kinds of animals also contribute to the fabric formation such as Musk-Ox (Qiviut), Alpaca, Mohair, Cashmere, Camel etc.

Carbon Fibers

fiber manmade-fiber Carbon fiber is a super strong material that is extremely lightweight. It is five times as strong as steel, two times as stiff, yet weighs about two-thirds less. Carbon fiber is basically very thin strands of carbon (even thinner than human hair). The strands can be twisted together, like yarn and then be woven together, like cloth. To make carbon fiber take on a permanent shape, it can be laid over a mold and coated with a stiff resin or plastic. Carbon fiber can also be defined as a fiber containing at least 92 wt % carbons.